Through its language, its musical and vocal forms, its architecture and its popular traditions, Corsica's unique cultural substratum links it to the Mediterranean. This "sea of the interior" is a shared world, within which Corsica occupies a strategic position, heir to a history marked by conquests, struggles and successive migrations.
The Bastia Corsica 2028 bid is an opportunity to reveal and develop this heritage in a dialogue between tradition and modernity, in conjunction with several countries with which the island has long-standing relations or cultural ties: Italy, Spain, Greece, the other Mediterranean islands, the countries of the southern shore, etc.
What singular projects should be built that make sense and bring the shores together?
What institutional links could be created, revived, extended?
In a geostrategic context where the Mediterranean area is the object of all the attention of the French and European authorities, what role can Corsica play?
What threads should be woven with the other islands of the Mediterranean basin?
How can we think about tomorrow in the Mediterranean and imagine the future?
A native of Bonifacio (Corsica), Alain Di Meglio was born in 1959 in Marseille and shares his life between Corte and Bonifacio. He is a university professor at INSPE (Institut National Supérieur du Professorat et de l'Education, part of the University of Corsica), specialising in Corsican language and bilingual education. Since 2020, he is elected vice-president of the Board of Directors of the University of Corsica. He is also deputy mayor of Bonifacio with a delegation for culture, heritage and communication. He is also a regular author of poems, short stories, songs or chronicles in Corsican.
Radhouane El Meddeb is a French-Tunisian choreographer, dancer and actor, founder of the Compagnie de Soi. He trained at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Art at the University of Tunis 1. In 1996, the Tunisian section of the International Theatre Institute awarded him the title of "young Tunisian hope". He moved to France the same year. He has since collaborated with the Théâtre national de Toulouse, the Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, the Centquatre-Paris and the Festivals of Marseille and Avignon.